About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for RESEARCH ETHICS AND INTEGRITY: U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES (306.665.01), a course offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Acquaints students with an introduction to ethical theory and principles, including ethics requirements when conducting research with human subjects in the U.S. and/or developing countries. Through lectures and small group case discussion, the following topics are covered: ethical theory and principles; informed consent in research; Institutional Review Boards; the just selection of research participants; cultural relativism; genetic research; ethical issues in vaccine research; ethics and human rights; appropriate use of placebos; what is owed to research participants, communities, and countries after research is completed; the use of animals in research; and scientific and academic integrity. Students in this course select to be in the U.S. track or the international track. While most lectures are identical for the two tracks, case discussions and assignments are different. The international track is geared toward international and American students conducting research in developing

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss ethical theory and the principles of bioethics,
  • To familiarize students with ethics requirements when conducting research with human subjects and with animals in the U.S. and/or developing countries,
  • To instruct students how to recognize the moral considerations inherent to public health research

Course Time

Tue Thu   1:30 PM to 2:50 PM

Course Faculty
Intended Audience

HPM/PHD students and other students in the school supported by federal funds who must complete in-person training in bioethics

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on an in-class exercise, a consent assignment, individual and group case analysis work, and a final exam.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

Judie Hyun
E-mail: jhyun@jhsph.edu